VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

2020-21 Research and Creative Activity Highlights Report

The 2020-21 Research and Creative Activity Highlights Report shines a light on the research and creative activities that Vancouver Island University faculty and students are engaged in.


Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity at VIU!

'Research' is not something separate that just happens in the ivory tower of academia, but involves real people in real projects on the ground in real communities. Check out some of the amazing work that members of VIU 'created' in 20/21 including (click on the titles below for links):

What's Happening

VIU Anthropology graduate Samantha Good unearthed skull at the Drimolen Palaeocave System in 2018. Good is graduating from Vancouver Island University (VIU) with an accomplishment few anthropologists achieve in their lifetime – unearthing a two-million-year-old skull belonging to an early human ancestor.
Prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, trades, vocational, education, and training (TVET) professional development had begun to focus on integrating technology practices and open education into teaching and learning. It is safe to say that the global pandemic accelerated this process.
Since the 1970s, Vancouver Island’s glacier count has reduced from 170 to five. Dr. Bill Floyd, Research Hydrologist and Adjunct Professor of Geography at VIU worries about what gets lost as the snow melts, a concern he quantifies as data.

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VIU students create community exhibit at Nanaimo Museum

Exhibit, which explores the history behind some of city’s more unusual street names, runs until June 25.Nanaimo is home to many streets with less-than-common...

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VIU hosts conference on the environment and young people’s literature and culture

The Assembling Common Worlds conference, held at VIU’s Nanaimo campus from June 10 to 12, will explore concepts of the human relationship with nature in youth...

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Citizen Scientists Asked to Look for Plants and Animals during Annual MABR BioBlitz

Event participants can make observations anywhere within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region, whether that’s in their backyard or a community park.People can...

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VIU’s CREATE Conference Showcases Student Research and Creative Activity

WHAT: VIU CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN: April 4-8, 2022, various timesWHERE: VIU...